The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Sunday rose to 595,714 as 3,908 more cases were reported, after testing 22,136 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.
During that time 35 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 8,904, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.
The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 17.65 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Sunday stands at 12.98 per cent.
The health directorate today said a total of 2,019 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 535,941.
The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 89.97 per cent while the rate of death is 1.49 per cent, it added.
Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 21 were male and 14 female. Of the total deaths so far, 6,716 were male (75.43 per cent) and 2,188 female (24.57 per cent).
All of the 35 patients died in the 24 hours breathed their last died at different hospitals.
A total of 22,425 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Sunday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 45,88,830.
Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.